Outgoing executive of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Montserrado County senatorial aspirant, Nathaniel Blama, is calling for the empowerment of Liberian youths. Blama said if the young people are empowered, they will not be easily carried away by politicians, who use money to obtain state power. He noted that young people are the backbone of every political society, and as such they should be catered to.
He however urged Liberian youths to keep focused on their education despite the current Ebola fight. Mr. Blama said the variables that characterized Liberia’s past elections have phased off and youth people have positioned themselves to make informed decisions.
According to him, he was particularly pleased to be part of the occurring transformation within the country’s political structure, saying, “Rhetoric and false promises can no longer be used to win over people during electoral seasons.”
While there was tremendous progress by Liberians to empower themselves for independent judgment, Mr. Blama said some politicians were still engaged in schemes that are threatening the norms and tenets of democratic governance. The Montserrado County Senatorial candidate specifically mentioned candidates that are running around throwing out huge cash to lure the electorate to vote them in public offices.
Blama believes these are machinations designed by mindless characters intended to undermine the rights of citizens to freely choose individuals who can best represent their interest. “This is a threat to our democracy”, he indicated, and added that such schemes are treacherous because they only dissuade people from reaching their full potentials.
Mr. Blama spoke in Monrovia recently when he was petitioned by the Progressive Students Alliance of Liberia, a conglomeration of students from various universities across the country. “It is a new day in Liberia where cautious-minded youths can look from within and identify someone who can ably represent their interest”, he noted.
Earlier, the Progressive Students Alliance of Liberia disclosed that Mr. Nathaniel Blama is a distinctive character, who has distinguished himself over time to be trusted for any public office.
According to the student organization, of the dozens of individuals who have expressed interest in the single Senatorial seat of Montserrado County, they were convinced that the outgoing EPA Executive is the most earnest and suitable candidate.